Despite having travelled the world I never made it to the Caribbean and this was our first all-inclusive do-nothing re-charge getaway.
We stayed for 4 days and was very impressed. The staff is great and friendly and everyone and everything really is "Yah Mon No Problem Mon !"
The only tiniest complaint I have is that the food could have been better, but then again I may be spoilt with all the fine dining I have access to in Manhattan. Breakfast is buffet and The World Cafe and El Patio are actually the same restaurant but the switch the entrances around to give the illusion of 2 separate restaurants at meal times.Full selection of restaurants is only available during dinner. There is an italian and french restaurant which we didn't try but did try Blue Mountain Cafe which serves Jamaican inflluenced fare. Hitmitsu is said to be Japanese but serves mainly Thai with Teppanyaki.
There is a poolside cafe for lunch and ofcourse free room service (limited menu though), The Jerky-Man and Coconut-Man were great and the real highlight as the walked up and down the pool/beach area selling hot jerk chicken and fresh coconut water.
The beaches are GLAMOROUS and beautiful and romantic. Does get crowded but if you walk around you can find some great chaise lounges. Its a big resort and the spa is fantastic. I had a facial and massage and was in heaven. Do try the hydro therapy circuit.
Not much to do in Mo Bay. I refuse to do silly Spring Break things like going to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville but a lot of people (young honeymooners especially) went there en force. My husband and I ventured into downtown Mo Bay and ate patties at a local bakery and got some reggae music but there isn't much to do and the flea market is 126 shops sellling the exact same things.
For sightseeing you have to go to Ochos Rios to see Dunns Falls and Negril for the beaches, etc.
All in all I give this hotel 4.5 stars. We had some minor issues with housecleaning, etc but nothing to keep me away from this place. We went for R&R and definately got it. Food was good, the hotel excellent and new, staff super-friendly, GORGEOUS GORGEOUS beach.
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